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(BNG 2021 VX) Panel: Discussing and Addressing Bias in Course Evaluations, University of Toronto, University of Florida, & Oregon Health and Science University

Bias is a common concern about course evaluations, frequently brought up by faculty, and often reported in the popular academic press. As those responsible for course evaluations, it is important to consider how we navigate this topic at our institutions. In this session, we share our experiences and insights regarding 1) the state of the [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Leverage Blue to Support All of Your Student Experience Surveys, Explorance

Insight depends on reliable and accurate data that covers the subject being analyzed from multiple touch points. In this session, we explore how you can leverage Blue to gather data about all of students’ experiences and use it to extract rich insight for the different stakeholders.

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(BNG 2021 VX) Explorance Consulting Insights: Scale Blue Outside the Classroom and into Employee Experience, Explorance

While one way to use Blue is measuring the student experience in classrooms, there is so much more Blue can do outside the classroom for faculty, staff, and administrators. Faculty and staff, welcoming students to your institutions, are advisors and mentors. They are key to your students’ ongoing success. Providing a great employee experience inspires [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) The Age of Continuous Connection, Explorance

With the rise of mixed in-person, remote, and hybrid courses, see how you can gather the insights you need to shape the learning experience with Bluepulse.

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(BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Understanding Course Characteristics and Response Rates: A Path to Improving Courses and Use of Course Evaluation Results, University of Minnesota

The purpose of our research is to 1) provide senior administrators with insights to inform ongoing improvements based on student evaluation of teaching results and; 2) lay the foundation for wider research into whether (and how) bias may influence student evaluation of teaching results. Our focus is course characteristics and their impact on response rates, [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Machine Learning Solution for deeper Student Experience Insights, Explorance

Higher Education institutions continue to face ever increasing challenges in attracting, onboarding, and graduating students along their overall journey of self-discovery and learning. The voice of student is becoming increasingly important, and an integral part of the story of success that institutions need to tell. Fortunately, students are expressing themselves more than ever, but more [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) “Blue Question Bank or No Blue Question Bank?” A case study: The UMGC Capstone Surveys, University of Maryland Global Campus

We at UMGC can ascertain the students’ level of satisfaction in each class taught in any given term. We run a course evaluation survey in every class at the end of each term about the student experience with the instructor, the course design, and the course objectives in the class. These measures however are at [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Digital Learning: Continuous Professional Development of Physicians, University West & Reykjavik University

Continuous professional development (CPD) is an important, yet often overlooked, part of higher education. While a large body of literature exists on formal learning and e-training, aspects of self-directed and informal digital learning in CPD are still under-researched. The aim of this project was: i) to explore physicians informal learning (e.g., collegial communication, collaboration and [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) More Than a Handshake: Insights from over 200 Blue-LMS Integrations, Explorance

Our Native Blue-LMS Integrations are more and more becoming the main drivers to increase response rates. In this presentation, we share with you our experience-based knowledge that has been acquired through integrating more than 150 institutions. We also walk through some of the best practices highlighting their impacts on the different stakeholders which will help [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) We Were Splitters, but Are Now Lumpers: Implications for Our Blue Project and Report Management, University of Maine

In our initial years using Blue, we managed variable timing of course evaluations throughout the semester by defining different projects that covered different periods. We also split departments with different questions into their own projects. Recently, we have moved towards one project per semester in Blue, in order to simplify evaluation and report management. In [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Special Needs Students’ Experiences of Emergency Remote Learning in the United Arab Emirates, Zayed University

This study explores special needs students' experiences of emergency remote learning at a Federal University in Dubai, UAE. The study was done using a qualitative case study within an interpretive paradigm. Thirty special needs students were purposively selected to complete a questionnaire and participate in semistructured interviews. It was found that the aspect of differentiated [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Embedding Strathclyde’s Institutional Approach: What’s Next for Student Module Evaluation?, University of Strathclyde

Following on from our successful implementation of an institutional approach to student module evaluation at Strathclyde, the team discuss the next steps, moving from project phase to business as usual operation – with full, University-wide adoption. The presentation covers insights on building engagement with Faculties to develop and embed the institutional approach and our new [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Lecturers’ Engagement with Blue Explorance Question Personalisation: An Imperative for Response-able Evaluations, Wits University

The QP feature on the Blue Explorance system affords lecturers a voice in the evaluation process by allowing them to create response-able evaluations that are disciplinary and context-relevant in the era of and beyond the covid pandemic. This presentation explores QP data drawn from the Blue Explorance system across 12 projects to identify lecturers’ use [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Enhancing Learner Satisfaction with Challenging Pedagogical Content Through Student-feedback-based Course Redesign, Australian Catholic University

This presentation aims to demonstrate the use of Student Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (SELT) survey data in identifying factors affecting student satisfaction in a Bachelor of Education unit in the academic year greatly affected by COVID-19. The presentation also illustrates how the data analysis outcomes were used a basis for course redesign and adaptation [...]

By | August 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on (BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Enhancing Learner Satisfaction with Challenging Pedagogical Content Through Student-feedback-based Course Redesign, Australian Catholic University

(BNG 2021 VX) FRG: Using Qualitative Student Feedback to Guide First-Year Advising Program: Means to Improve Student Success and Retention, Saint Mary’s College of California

In order to diagnose the effectiveness of our First Year Advising Cohort (FYAC) program and amplify highimpact advising activities on first-year student satisfaction, success, and retention, this study is designing and implementing a sustainable assessment cycle that regularly integrates qualitative evidence of our students’ experiences with quantitative institutional data. We collected qualitative evidence using the [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Icing on the Blue Cake: Leveraging Blue with Unique Enhancements, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Now that you have implemented Blue, you may experience additional needs and wants out of your projects. Continuous feedback from faculty and staff regarding Blue is important. In this session, SAIT presents 3 examples of Blue enhancements that have developed after our initial implementation. We go over how we worked with staff to turn their [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Making Student Ratings Meaningful to Faculty: Faculty Creation of a New Type of Student Ratings Instrument, California State University, Fresno

Criticism of student ratings is widespread. However, abandoning them altogether would mean eliminating student voice. We began by critiquing the problems with existing student ratings instruments. We assert that students cannot report 1) their own learning, and 2) invisible qualities such as the instructor’s knowledge or compassion. We concluded that students can report: 1) directly [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) What’s New with Blue Dashboard, Explorance

Blue Dashboard is an add-on analytics module within the Blue XM platform. It is specially conceived to support data-driven decision making at every level of an institution. The user interface is built for stakeholders such as faculty and senior administrators, with easy navigation and interactivity of the data to unveil actionable insights from your course [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) Blue Reporting with Dynamic Report Access and Merged Subjects, Bowdoin College & Explorance

In Fall 2020, Bowdoin College worked with Explorance to redesign our data structure and reports in Blue in order to better meet our institutional reporting needs for our Bowdoin Course Questionnaires (BCQs). We recreated four custom reports using standard Blue functionality, enabled Dynamic Report Access (a dynamic way to allow academic leaders access to their [...]

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(BNG 2021 VX) The Changing Landscape for Course Evaluations, University of Pennsylvania & Explorance

End of the term course evaluations are standard at almost all institutions of higher education. But there are calls for change based on concerns about bias and accuracy of evaluations and a sense that the goal of improving teaching would be served by a different approach. Since University of Pennsylvania chose Blue to replace a [...]

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